STAR Collaboration Meeting

2018-07-16 08:00
2018-07-21 12:00
America/New York
from Monday, 16 July 2018 to Saturday, 21 July 2018
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Conference duration: 6 days

1) Registration


Deadline: 07-17-2018 at 4:00 pm (EST)

Complete and submit the registration form (click on the link above) before the deadline date. Once you've submitted the form, your name will be added to the list of participants for this meeting.

If you have any questions, contact Rosi Reed at

Registration fee: $150  (Non-student and student)

Click here for registered participant list (last updated [date] ).

2) Lodging

Comfort Suites (FULL)
The recommended hotel for the meeting is the
Comfort Suites in Downtown Bethlehem.

The negotiated rate for us is $80 per night, please tell them that you are reserving your room for the STAR conference.
This hotel is within a very short walking distance (0.3 miles) of campus.

Holiday Inn Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bethlehem
(610) 838-6110
2201 Cherry Ln, Bethlehem, PA 18015

 The Holiday in a 10 minute drive from the main campus.  It is near the Mountaintop extension campus so there will be public transit.  Depending on how many people stay here, a shuttle can be arranged.

Knights Inn

Knights Inn & Suites Allentown
(610) 266-9070

1880 Steelstone Rd, Allentown, PA 18109

 The Knights Inn is a 15 minute drive from campus.  The 105 bus travels from the area by this hotel to Lehigh so transit is easy.  There are restaurants and other things around (this is by the Allentown Airport).  Depending on how many people stay here, a shuttle can be arranged.


3) Things To Know


  1. The best airport to use for travel to Bethlehem is the Newark Airport (EWR).  This airport is 73 miles away from campus, and has a dedicated bus line that will drop you off a very short distance from the hotel and campus. Bus from EWR: If you prefer to rent a car, please note that you will have to pay a toll.
  2. Philadelphia airport (PHL) is 77 miles from Bethlehem, and will require a car rental.
  3. JFK airport is 104 miles, which is drivable though it does require crossing New York City.  The bus also goes from JFK to Bethlehem, though the bus schedule from JFK is only twice a day. Bus from JFK:
  4. Allentown airport (ABE) is 14 miles from Bethlehem.  This airport is small and only has about 10 flights a day. 


The parking will be free, but need to give an approximate count to Parking Services so please take a moment to fill in the poll if you will have a

4) Contacts

Administration Assistant

Local Organizers:     

  • Reed, Rosi,  Email:,  Tel: (610) 758-3907 (Office)
  • Shanmuganathan,Prashanth,  Email:, Tel: (330) 906-2019 (Cell)
  • Ewigleben, Justin, Email:    Tel: (202) 207-6243 (Cell)